Tag Archives: Lindsey McDivitt

April 17

Ten Ways to Add Diversity in Aging to Picture Book Collections by Lindsey McDivitt

In childhood we celebrate every birthday and developmental milestone. As adults we cheer on milestone birthdays like ninety and one hundred yet stereotype older adults. Somehow our naturally increasing years are tainted with a sense of doom and failure. This is ageism, not reality. This needs to change, and picture books can be an important […]

September 29

10 Positive Things about Aging We Need to Show Kids in Books by Lindsey McDivitt

Childhood is an important stage of life, but it’s time limited. The fact is—we all have lots of living to do beyond age 18, yet the images of growing older in books for kids are often skewed to portray negative stereotypes as truth. Adulthood is frequently ignored and late life is often seen as sad. […]